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Photo Competitions => 2013 Photo Competition => Topic started by: Jane S on June 30, 2013, 11:17:45 AM

Title: Photo Comp Judges
Post by: Jane S on June 30, 2013, 11:17:45 AM
Here are our class judges for this year:

Archie bean 
8 Hairy Feet 
Jeff D         
Cockertime Blues

Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show will be judged by a very special guest (details coming soon!)
Title: Re: Photo Comp Judges
Post by: Jane S on July 04, 2013, 12:43:46 PM
We are very pleased to announce our Best in Show judge this year will be the extremely handsome Mr Higgins, the rescue Staffie and fundraising PR dog for Medical Detection Dogs (

Higgins' story:

"Originally from 'oop North' as I was found wandering the streets of Rochdale when I was about 12m old and taken to the pound. Due to be put to sleep 18/1/2007. Got rescued by Four Paws animal rescue and brought to Wales. Couldn't understand the Welsh accent but had no option! Was promised sunny weather -they lied! Stayed in Rescue centre for over a year - always got overlooked due to me being a Staffie.

I was returned within a day of going to a new potential owner as the owner's other dog had a seizure as soon as it saw me (jealous of my good looks!), another stint in rescue kennels.

Finally found my forever home in Jan 2008 and I am now living happily ever after and can officially call myself a Welsh boyo! Ok Butt."

Higgins has also sent us this little introduction:

I'm Higgins the rescue Staffie and I'm also a fun-raising dog for the excellent charity

I'm delighted to be asked to be your your first ever doggy judge for your photo competition. I think I'd be as good as a human judge if not better as...

1) I know a lot about dogs (as I am one)

2) I know instantly whenever I see a really good looking dog (as every day I look in the mirror and I see one)

3) You only really get to know a dog properly when you find out everything about them from top to bottom ... Sniffing bottoms is definitely a job for a doggy judge and not a human judge!

4) I know a thing or too about good pictures as I live with a certain human who is a wildlife photographer ( he certainly learns a lot about wild life with me around!

5) I understand about Cocker Spaniels as they are fun, adorable and a little barking mad like me....

Woofs, Handsome Higgins!

You can find out more about Higgins on his Facebook page HERE ( As you can see from the first photo, he is taking his judging duties extremely seriously!